song intro MARIA CUNHA "Oh que lindo par eu levo" (live: Pitões das Júnias, 2010).

PHOTOGRAPHY

PORTRAITS &

TRANSFIGURATIONS

Portraits & transfigurations

 

«Hadn't I once a youth that was lovely, heroic, fabulous, something to write down on pages of gold?»

ARTHUR RIMBAUD

 

«So you like to photograph old ladies? Look! I was very pretty when I was 23 years old. Would you like to see it?»

MARIA MALTA 82 years old, single mother

Vilar, Boticas, Barroso mountain

 

As Carpinejar would say: «I grew older… I have my childhood ahead of me.»

 

 

 

«Retratos & transfigurações»

Photography

72p. 2015

 

Introdution by AMI VITALE

«My journey has taken me to places of civil unrest and also of surreal beauty. It has allowed me to witness and experience extreme poverty, destruction of life and unspeakable violence. It has also shown me that there is always joy and stories of extraordinary acts of kindness, even in the saddest places. Perhaps now, more than ever, there is a need to get beyond the stereotypes and see past headlines to try to get a truer sense of who we all are. Antero, I see your images and they remind me how important it is to highlight our surprising and subtle similarities more than just the obvious differences between all of our cultures.»

Retratos & transfigurações

 

 

 

 

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